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From wikipedia -
- A blog is an easily up-datable page or set of pages on the web.
- It can be updated without any knowledge of html through a web based interface.
- No software is needed other than a web browser.
- The pages consist in the main of a series of articles, the most recent at the top.
- Previous articles are archived and can be searched.
- In addition the articles are available as a RSS feed.
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For many of the same reasons you would have a static website.
A static website involves a fair bit of work and distances children from the publishing process. Weblogs allow children to become more directly involved in the publishing process without delving into time consuming html skills.
Allow children to ‘write the web’ as opposed to reading it.
It is another wall display
To give the children a wider (one of the widest) audience for some of their work, increase their sense of ownership and responsibility of their work and gain feedback and co-operation from others. Working in small groups on a shared text encourages peer feedback and co-operation.
Hopefully it should inform parents and even allow children to understand aspects of class life. Scanning down the blog show a surprisingly wide variety of activities recently covered.
For many children working on the computer still has motivational value and this is surely increased by the fact that we are publishing for the world.
Wordpress Tutorials from swict.com 18 lessons on using wordpress.com each lesson is a short video tutorial that only takes a few minutes to view.
- Students as Contributors on Edublogs Kim Cofino
- Managing our Community Constantly Reflecting Margaret Vass
- Class blogs - management, moderation and protection Al Upton
- Starting blogging in the classroom John johnston
- Introduction to Blogging in the Classroom Aberdeen City Moodle course.
- A teacher’s guide to blogging EducationGuardian.co.uk
- Blogging (Weblogging) in education Advice from Ewan McIntosh.
- Writing the web - article in Connected Magazine
- ScotEduBlogs Aggregator of Scots Educational Blogging